Sep 8, 2010 11:30pm PDT
evening, i'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. the truck driver tells us that his brakes failed and he couldn't avoid smashing into the row of cars at the bottom of a freeway off-ramp. the accident happened at 4:15 this afternoon on the grand avenue exit ramp from eastbound i-80. ktvu's amber lee is live at the scene tonight with our report. amber? >> reporter: frank, this busy off-ramp remains closed as work hes clean up the debris. there was a lot of damage but few injuries. the truck driver who identified himself to us only as tony, says he was on his way home when the brakes failed. he said he had been hauling dirt in oakland. tony estimates he was going 45 miles per hour down the exit ramp when he couldn't stop his truck. he told us he scrambled to find a way to avoid hitting the vehicles in front of him. >> i was looking at that way, you know, the telephone poles and can't go that way. can't go up the hill. can't hit the side of the freeway. i had nowhere to ditch the truck. and i was just like, praying. >> reporter: the truck slammed into a honda causing a chain reaction.
Sep 7, 2010 11:30pm PDT
and to honor him, donors have increased 50%. >> he was doing his job and defending all of us, and i don't know, i feel like the least i can do is give a pint of blood. >> reporter: the people here at the red cross center say that they hope that now new and infrequent donors know how easy it is, they'll be here every eight weeks to give the gift of life. in oakland, rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the man police say was driving a car andrew barrientos was in when he was arrested was also in court today. 23-year-old gustavo silva was charged as accessory after the fact. he has a previous conviction for crude acts against a child. both men are expected to entered a plea september 27th. >>> police are searching for an arsonist. >>> and a big change in temperatures, how another change will affect temperatures tomorrow. the forecast in ten minutes. >>> what sparked an angry protest overseas, how wash >>> in colorado, the toll from a wildfire is burning tonight with 22 structures burned so far. the fire is about 5 miles outside of boulder, it started yesterday and it's still out of control to